Living Wage Calculation for Akron, OH

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.96 $21.42 $27.05 $33.84 $16.42 $20.74 $23.19 $25.48 $12.25 $7.94 $12.25 $14.81 $17.29
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $6,692 $11,415 $16,139 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,692 $11,415 $16,139
Medical $2,105 $5,501 $5,214 $5,375 $4,677 $5,214 $5,375 $5,233 $4,677 $5,214 $5,375 $5,233
Housing $6,060 $9,432 $9,432 $12,204 $7,044 $9,432 $9,432 $12,204 $6,060 $9,432 $9,432 $12,204
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $18,007 $38,454 $48,459 $60,510 $29,524 $37,247 $41,606 $45,668 $28,540 $43,939 $53,021 $61,807
Annual taxes $2,710 $6,102 $7,805 $9,884 $4,621 $5,900 $6,629 $7,330 $4,485 $7,027 $8,590 $10,107
Required annual income before taxes $20,717 $44,556 $56,264 $70,394 $34,145 $43,148 $48,234 $52,998 $50,967 $33,025 $50,967 $61,610 $71,914

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,120
Business & Financial Operations $58,710
Computer & Mathematical $73,490
Architecture & Engineering $67,440
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,230
Community & Social Service $41,800
Legal $57,260
Education, Training, & Library $52,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,860
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,680
Healthcare Support $23,940
Protective Service $41,730
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,940
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,370
Personal Care & Service $20,100
Sales & Related $26,260
Office & Administrative Support $31,850
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,230
Construction & Extraction $43,940
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,180
Production $32,100
Transportation & Material Moving $27,970